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This is a discussion on 2013 wrx kartboy short shifter install, but scared to try the bushings. :-( within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; That's the best way to describe it. Sometimes I have to really shove it in different gears. Compared to my ...

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    That's the best way to describe it. Sometimes I have to really shove it in different gears. Compared to my old 2010 wrx which had a spt shifting kit its terrible. The wrx was soo smooth it felt like shifting in pudding lol.
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    Re: 2013 wrx kartboy short shifter install, but scared to try the bushings. :-(

    Hahaha! True, the factory shifting kit is notchy and vague at best, mine has gotten rougher (similar to yours) since I bought it but that's because I'm due for a transmission fluid change. Old oil has been known to cause even rougher shifter feel. Your last gear oil change?

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    Well I have only had the car for 6 months and I haven't done it so who knows how long it's been.
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    Undone10, Is there any chance your 2010 wrx was a dark gray metallic hatch? Snowball's chance in h3** but the dealer said mine came from down around your way and the time frame would be about right.

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    Na mine was SWP 4 door. That'd be wild though
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    Yea no doubt haha

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    I ordered the Kartboy short shifter and bushings last week and they should be in tomorrow and installed by next weekend. I'll let you all know how it goes.

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    Please do I am interested to see how easy the install is and how much of a difference the bushings truly make. I have the STi STS but am debating bushings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rurso01 View Post
    Please do I am interested to see how easy the install is and how much of a difference the bushings truly make. I have the STi STS but am debating bushings.
    can you unscrew 7 bolts and put them back in? If so, you can do the basic shifter bushings (the front and rear....the linkage bushings are a bit more involved). They are uber simple to do, and well worth doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonWRX View Post
    can you unscrew 7 bolts and put them back in? If so, you can do the basic shifter bushings (the front and rear....the linkage bushings are a bit more involved). They are uber simple to do, and well worth doing.
    lol yes demon, I can unscrew 7 bolts and put them back on. Like many other mods, sometimes those bolts are in tight spaces and hard to get to. Its not about physical ability as much as it is a PITA mod. Never seen it done so I wasn't sure. Most people go with kartboy bushings correct? and I remember hearing to do the front/rear and linkage bushings if im not mistaking

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    Oh....PITA level....scale of 1-10, about a 3.

    4 of those bolts will be holding on your heat shield above your exhaust. Those are super easy to get to with a ratchet. Remove them, drop heat shield about 1/2" and slide left or right to get out of the way.

    2 bolts at rear of the linkage, into the car chassis. Again, easy to get to with a ratchet or box-end wrench. Remove those, drop rear of shift linkage, slide off bushing, slide new one on, put bolts back in. These will be the hardest as some people have noted they are hard to get the new bolts to start threading in.

    1 bolt (ok, really a nut, but who is counting) holding the front bushing in. This is the hardest to get to, but is stil easy to reach with a ratchet or box-end wrench. Once nut is off, disconnect two pieces of linkage and use the bolt end to push the soft rubber bushing out of the other end. The urethane bushings are in 2 halves, so they are easy to install in the front, then reinsert the bolt end and put the nut back on.

    reinstall the heat shield. Done.
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    op do you have any pictures of your namless axleback delet??? ive been thinking about doing this but am kinda on the edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12wrxphilly View Post
    op do you have any pictures of your namless axleback delet??? ive been thinking about doing this but am kinda on the edge.
    I actually sold them after running them or a few weeks. I would not recommend them because they are obnoxiously loud and will get on your nerves real fast. They were even making everything in my interior rattle really bad.
    I now run the invidia q300 catback which is perfect for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12wrxphilly View Post
    op do you have any pictures of your namless axleback delet??? ive been thinking about doing this but am kinda on the edge.
    I actually sold them after running them or a few weeks. I would not recommend them because they are obnoxiously loud and will get on your nerves real fast. They were even making everything in my interior rattle really bad.
    I now run the invidia q300 catback which is perfect for me.

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    damn ok. that kinda sucks i had my mind set on those. i may talk to someone around here and listen to them in person before buying them.

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